The PS5 has been named the UK's second best-selling console of 2022 after it was overtaken by the Nintendo Switch at the very last second. Less than 60,000 units separated Sony's system, the Nintendo hybrid, and Microsoft's Xbox Series X|S consoles once everything was toted up, making for a very close race to the top spot. However, PS5 sales were down by 33 per cent this year overall compared to 2021 due to ongoing stock issues.
Data compiled by GSD states 34.2 million games were sold in 2022 across both physical and digital means, which again tracks a drop of six per cent compared to last year. It's said the reason for this is purchases of older titles dropped off, while people actually bought more new games. The UK market continues to skew digitally, though, with nearly 20 million titles bought through digital marketplaces like the PS Store.
The usual suspects sold best in the UK: FIFA 23 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Other new titles like Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok charted highly, while LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga did well for itself. Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 from Sony also made the top 15.
Listed below are the top 10 best-selling games of 2022 in the UK, with data from physical and digital outlets combined:
- FIFA 23
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Elden Ring
- Grand Theft Auto V
- God of War Ragnarok
- FIFA 22
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Nintendo Switch Sports